Innovative learning experience and online exams
How to study online
Flexible, diverse and practical – from the beginning of your studies all the way to your exam: With the innovative study app IU Learn and our online campus with tools for every type of learner, self-determined studying is easier than ever! You can even take your exams online 24/7. On top of that, you have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge in virtual live formats.
Always within reach: your study app IU Learn
Organized – everything at a glance
myCampus is where you organise your studies: here, you book courses, register for exams and view your calendar .
Convenient – your entire programme in one place
You can access your scripts, workbooks, learning videos, virtual live formats and the online library at any time.
Connected – with us and your study buddies
You can connect with your fellow students, lecturers, study and career coaches via live events and chats.
Flexible – study on the go & from anywhere
Take IU Learn with you everywhere you go – at home or while travelling the world. You make constant progress with lessons that you can complete in short units.
Interactive – make a game of studying
With interactive quizzes, you prepare for your step by step exams. All content is linked to your study program. This way, you can keep track of how much you have already accomplished.
Innovative – multimedia tools that suit your type
Study using our multimedia tools: You can add notes in our scripts or watch a learning video. The app tracks your progress and successfully guides you through your studies.
Study self-determinedly and multimedia-based
Digital study scripts
Each lesson offers structured contents for you to study at your own pace. In our innovative e-book version, you can also take digital notes and interactive self-tests.
Walls of text are so over: We illustrate your course content with learning videos that explain central terms, theories, formulas and case studies from your script briefly and concisely.
In selected courses, we offer repetition questionnaires with tasks to prepare you for your exams. If you need additional support, your lecturers are happy to help.
Deepen your knowledge interactively
Interactive Live Sessions
In the Interactive Live Session, you work on the topics of your course intensively in a 90- to 120-minute video session. You can expand your knowledge from the script with practical input and prepare for the exam together with your lecturers and fellow students. The interactive live sessions usually take place between 5 and 10pm. Learn more.
Learning sprints split your courses in seven units that build on one another and prepare you for your exam in around 60 to 90 minutes. In the first six units, you work through your script and solve problems in a group. In the seventh unit, you summarise what you learnt using mock exam questions.
Networking & Live FAQ
Via our online campus and the chat tool MS Teams, you can connect virtually with other students. Certain courses also offer live consultation hours where you can ask your lecturers anything about organisational things and contents of the course.
*Currently, learning sprints are only available for selected courses.
Secure further benefits
At IU, you benefit not only from an innovative study concept with maximum flexibility: on top of that, you get a free MS Office Package as well as free access to LinkedIn Learning – which contains more than 14.000 exciting courses and 1.800 inspiring video-tutorials.
100% flexible online or on campus: your exams
Early bird or nightowl? You know best when and where you deliver the best results! That’s why we let you choose if you want to sit your exam 24/7 online or on location at one of our 45 exam centres.
We want you at your best! Your energy level is unique to you. You should sit your exam only when you feel prepared and on top of your game. That’s why you can book your preferred appointment online – even at 3am, if that’s what you want.
You register with our service provider and book an appointment online.
- Test your equipment
To start your exam, you connect with your exam supervisor or proctor. They will check your identity, your desk and your equipment using their webcam. Our proctors speak German or English - but a basic knowledge of English is sufficient in any case. When you book an appointment, you can freely choose in which language you will be supervised.
- Sit your online exam
Time to show off your knowledge! You finish your exam by pressing “Submit” and notifying your proctor. Done! You should receive your grade after six weeks.
You prefer to sit your exam on location? No problem: you can of course still come to our exam centres.
Your personal exam centre
You prefer sitting your exam the traditional way? We offer you the option to sit your exam on location one Saturday per month. You can find various exam centres in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
You’ll find our presential exam centres here:
Aachen, Augsburg, Bad Honnef, Bad Reichenhall, Basel, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bremen, Chemnitz, Deggendorf, Dortmund, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Essen, Frankfurt, Freising, Freiburg, Friedrichshafen, Graz, Hamburg, Hannover, Innsbruck, Karlsruhe, Kassel, Kiel, Klagenfurt, Cologne, Leipzig, Linz, Magdeburg, Mannheim, Munich, Münster, Neu-Ulm, Offenbach, Rostock, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart, Trier, Wien, Würzburg, Zurich